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post #8821 of 11478

Chelsea Market is shit. I have no idea why people like it.

Eataly mostly the same. Walk in, look at the throngs, walk out.

The Flea Market is in Brooklyn, so why would you go there?

 

All the museums are good, but the big ones are exhausting. If you want NYC specific, The Tenement Museum and The Museum of the City of New York are small and interesting.

 

NYC is a walking city. Pick a direction and walk. Eat when you're hungry at some neighbourhood restaurant. You'll have a better time than at a three star place.

 

lefty


Edited by lefty - 2/28/15 at 3:44pm
post #8822 of 11478
Some of the best espresso in the city is in eataly. (Thanks gome)
post #8823 of 11478

And the Clover makes great coffee.

 

lefty

post #8824 of 11478
It does, maybe you just have bad taste? Or, as I mentioned you got a shitty barista, which has happened on numerous occasions.
post #8825 of 11478
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the Met, the Public Library and Brooklyn Flea Market, but would appreciate other suggestions.
the Met is the place I'd visit of the three, but don't just go there ... look at what exhibitions they have and plan to visit that. Wandering around the Met is exhausting. When you're done at the Met, take a walk around Jackie O. reservoir.
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I don't know what a German shepherd is.
police dogs.
post #8826 of 11478
Depends on the person. My parents enjoyed the Frick, which is probably my favorite museum. They aren't up for large crowds or an overwhelming amount of potential art to see. The Frick is the perfect amount, with a lower key crowd.
post #8827 of 11478
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What is everyone's thoughts on stuff you should see the second time you're visiting the city? It's been a few years since I last went and my taste in clothing has definitely changed, so there will be some different stores to visit there. But I'm mainly asking, as I've seen most of the tourist-y stuff like boat trip to Ellis Island, Rockefeller, Ground Zero and such, but what are some must-see stuff most people usually miss their first time? For now I'm planning a trip to the Met, the Public Library and Brooklyn Flea Market, but would appreciate other suggestions. Perhaps it's worth visiting MoMA again, or should I go somewhere else when I've been there once already? Hope it's okay I ask in this thread - I searched and read other threads but they seemed more targeted towards people visiting their first time.

When are you visiting? Recommendations in the city are very seasonal dependent. Outdoors are a no go for another month.
post #8828 of 11478
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Chelsea Market is shit. I have no idea why people like it.

Eataly mostly the same. Walk in, look at the throngs, walk out.

The Flea Market is in Brooklyn, so why would you go there?

 

All the museums are good, but the big ones are exhausting. If you want NYC specific, The Tenement Museum and The Museum of the City of New York are small and interesting.

 

NYC is a walking city. Pick a direction and walk. Eat when you're hungry at some neighbourhood restaurant. You'll have a better time than at a three star place.

 

lefty

Thanks for the suggestions, always good to hear some other opinions. The only part of Brooklyn I've been to was Williamsburg, but that was a quite nice experience where I saw a local band, so perhaps the Flea Market would be worth it as well? And yeah, I of course plan to walk around a lot as well, but I still like to be somewhat prepared so I won't miss some exciting stuff.

 

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the Met is the place I'd visit of the three, but don't just go there ... look at what exhibitions they have and plan to visit that. Wandering around the Met is exhausting. When you're done at the Met, take a walk around Jackie O. reservoir.

Thanks!

 

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When are you visiting? Recommendations in the city are very seasonal dependent. Outdoors are a no go for another month.

Actually visiting in a month. End of March to early April (6 days).

post #8829 of 11478
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Originally Posted by Landscape View Post

What is everyone's thoughts on stuff you should see the second time you're visiting the city? It's been a few years since I last went and my taste in clothing has definitely changed, so there will be some different stores to visit there. But I'm mainly asking, as I've seen most of the tourist-y stuff like boat trip to Ellis Island, Rockefeller, Ground Zero and such, but what are some must-see stuff most people usually miss their first time? For now I'm planning a trip to the Met, the Public Library and Brooklyn Flea Market, but would appreciate other suggestions. Perhaps it's worth visiting MoMA again, or should I go somewhere else when I've been there once already? Hope it's okay I ask in this thread - I searched and read other threads but they seemed more targeted towards people visiting their first time.
If you like art, it is hard to see how you wouldn't enjoy at least three visits to MoMA and five to the Met. Each has too much to see on any one trip. Guggenheim is good. The Thannhauser collection, part of their permanent collection, is not that well know and really really good. The Jewish Museum does the best job of curating in the city right now, so if their then current show is of any interest to you (whenever it is you are in town) you should go there (their permanent collection is basically Jewish-related art and artifacts and not that well presented, in my opinion). Natural History museum is awesome.
post #8830 of 11478
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The only part of Brooklyn I've been to was Williamsburg, but that was a quite nice experience where I saw a local band, so perhaps the Flea Market would be worth it as well?
nah, the Flea Market just brings in a bunch of weird and bearded pricks. I live in W'Burg, and although I like it a lot, I'm not sure it's worth a visit from all the distractions in Manhattan.

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Natural History museum is awesome.
this. And pay the extra bucks for the butterfly conservatory thing (I may or may not have been there twice in the last few months). Before the museum, stroll around Central Park for a bit. Then after the museum, eat at Red Farm and then take a drunken stroll down towards the Time Warner Center while stopping at Epicerie Boulud for some sweets.
post #8831 of 11478
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If you like art, it is hard to see how you wouldn't enjoy at least three visits to MoMA and five to the Met. Each has too much to see on any one trip. Guggenheim is good. The Thannhauser collection, part of their permanent collection, is not that well know and really really good. The Jewish Museum does the best job of curating in the city right now, so if their then current show is of any interest to you (whenever it is you are in town) you should go there (their permanent collection is basically Jewish-related art and artifacts and not that well presented, in my opinion). Natural History museum is awesome.

Well, I like art but I wouldn't call myself a major enthusiast - MoMA was cool last time I visited, but I doubt I'd get more enjoyment out of a second visit. Definitely going to see Met and most likely Natural History Museum based on the recommendations here.

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 Before the museum, stroll around Central Park for a bit. Then after the museum, eat at Red Farm and then take a drunken stroll down towards the Time Warner Center while stopping at Epicerie Boulud for some sweets.

Will avoid Flea Market then. Your small trip sounds like a great suggestion - thanks!

 

Also, are Broadway shows hyped or worth it?

post #8832 of 11478
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nah, the Flea Market just brings in a bunch of weird and bearded pricks. I live in W'Burg, and although I like it a lot, I'm not sure it's worth a visit from all the distractions in Manhattan.

Yeah, I love it in Williamsburg very much and have lived here for a long time, but I still don't understand it as a destination spot. It's great to live here, but if I lived anywhere else I would never feel the need to come here.
post #8833 of 11478

Brooklyn is like the UWS. There's no real reason to travel there unless you're going home.

 

Broadway is worth it if only for the playhouses themselves.

 

Did I miss the pre snowstorm panic this time? 

 

lefty

post #8834 of 11478
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Brooklyn is like the UWS. There's no real reason to travel there unless you're going home.

That just means you don't go to Lincoln Center. I only go to Brooklyn for BAM.
post #8835 of 11478

Lincoln Center is in NWMT.

 

lefty

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